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Summer 2021

Dear Carnegie Hill Neighbors,

Welcome to Summer in New York City. Hopefully you are getting out and about as the City reopens and we can (maybe) breathe a sigh of relief that that the worst of the Covid crisis is behind us.

This page is dedicated to building back our small businesses whether food and beverage or goods and services. 

Below you will find our wonderful, new interactive map that show the locations of many of our businesses, cultural institutions and places of worship in Carnegie Hill.  We try to update it regularly, but of course, if you see something incorrect or that needs updating, please let us know.  You can email us at with any new news.

We hope you and your loved ones have a safe, fun and healthy summer.

Carnegie Hill Neighbors

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Check out what is happening in Carnegie Hill with our new interactive map


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Small Business Survey

We love our local, independent businesses in Carnegie Hill. We know how hard the last 15 months have been to keep the doors open, shelves stocked, kitchens running, and staff on site. New York City’s small businesses have struggled for years against diminishing storefront stock, rising rents, and competition from chain, online, and big box stores; In 2019 alone, Carnegie Hill had 50+ vacant storefronts, and today, that number is nearly double! We want to save our small businesses now and provide opportunities for new businesses to move here in the future. 
If you are a small business owner, please take a moment to complete our short survey, designed to assess your greatest needs. Be sure to check out our resource guide below, and join our CH small businesses network. We would love to hear any additional comments you have. There is a special spot for those at the end of the survey. 


PPP Loan Forgiveness

The SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) ended on May 31, 2021. Click HERE to apply for PPP forgiveness if you have received a loan during the COVID-19 crisis.

Small Business Recovery Grant Program

The New York State COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program was created to provide flexible grant assistance to currently viable small businesses, micro-businesses, and for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations in the State of New York that have experienced economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click HERE for applications.

Restaurant Resiliency Program

This $25 million grant program provides funding to restaurants that choose to provide meals and food to people within distressed or under-represented communities. Grant funds will allow restaurants to cover the costs of food, preparation, and delivery of meals to vulnerable populations. Click HERE to get more information about the program.

Restaurant Return-to-work Tax Credit

The $35 million Restaurant Return-to-Work Tax Credit Program incentivizes COVID-impacted restaurants to bring restaurant staff back to work and increase hiring at NYS restaurants. Qualifying businesses are eligible for a tax credit of $5,000 per new worker hired, up to $50,000 per business. Click HERE for more information.

New York City Musical and Theatrical Production Tax Credit

The $100 million New York City Musical and Theatrical Production Tax Credit is a two year program, designed to jump start the entertainment industry and support tourism activity in New York City. The Program encourages Musical and Theatrical productions to begin performances sooner, coming back stronger. The Program will offset some of the costs associated with putting on production as New York’s economy recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic. Click HERE for more information.

New York Forward Loan Fund

New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF) is a new economic recovery loan program aimed at supporting New York State small businesses, nonprofits and small landlords as they reopen after the COVID-19 outbreak and NYS on PAUSE. NYFLF targets the state’s small businesses with 50 or fewer full-time equivalent (FTE) employees (90% of all businesses), nonprofits, and small residential landlords that have seen a loss of rental income. Click HERE for more information.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) will provide significant economic relief to help low and moderate-income households at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability by providing rental arrears, temporary rental assistance, and utility arrears assistance. Click HERE for more information.